Course Listing: Health and Physical Education

We offer the following courses related to Health and Physical Education:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Health and Physical Education (I/S), Part 1

    This course is recommended for people who are already certified in the Intermediate or Senior division. It will not grant you either the Intermediate or Senior division.

    The purpose of the Physical and Health Education (H&PE Intermediate/Senior Part I Additional Qualification (AQ) Course is to develop candidates’ skills and knowledge for the design, delivery, and assessment of H&PE programs. As an introductory course, Part 1 focuses on the theory and practice underpinning H&PE through exploration of the philosophy and its application for ensuring a healthy, active living education. Critical to the delivery of H&PE is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for all students. Candidates learn to combine their knowledge of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development and learning with understanding of students’ needs in order to facilitate active student engagement.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Health and Physical Education (I/S), Part 2

    The purpose of the Physical and Health Education (H&PE Intermediate/Senior Part 2 Additional Qualification (AQ) Course is to extend candidates’ skills and knowledge for the design, delivery, and assessment of H&PE programs. This Part 2 course focuses on the theory and practice underpinning H&PE through exploration of the underlying philosophy and its application for ensuring a healthy, active living education. Critical to the delivery of H&PE is the ability of teachers to ensure positive learning experiences for all students. To this end, candidates learn to combine their knowledge of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development and learning with their growing understanding of students’ needs and ability to facilitate active student engagement.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 1 completed
    • Minimum ONE year of certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming required teaching experience
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  • Health and Physical Education (I/S), Part 3 Specialist

    The purpose of the Physical and Health Education (H&PE) I/S Part 3 Specialist Additional Qualification (AQ) Course is to extend candidates’ skills and knowledge for design, delivery, and assessment of H&PE programs. This course focuses on the theory and practice underpinning H&PE through exploration of the underlying philosophy and its application for ensuring a healthy, active living education. As a specialist course, it also emphasizes the importance of leadership for supporting and sustaining strong teaching and learning through sound, innovative programming. Theory and discussion of important issues culminate in a practical leadership project to demonstrate the candidate’s foundational learning and understanding of H&PE.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 2 completed
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in Health & Physical Education at the Intermediate or Senior level

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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  • Health and Physical Education (P/J), Part 1

    This course is recommended for people who are already certified in the Primary or Junior division. It will not grant you either the Primary or Junior division.

    The Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Primary/Junior Part 1 Additional Qualification Course develops candidates’ knowledge and skills for design, delivery and assessment of H&PE programs. The course explores the philosophy and application of a healthy, active-living approach through opportunities to examine the teacher’s role within H&PE and the healthy-schools framework. Successful candidates develop and demonstrate critical thinking and reflecting, engage in classroom practice, explore research, inquire and share their knowledge. And, through the planning of a three-part lesson in H&PE, candidates have the opportunity to advocate for the needs of the whole child, develop physical and health literacy, and commit to lifelong healthy, active living. This H&PE course supports the expectations outlined in the Ministry of Education curriculum policy documents and the OCT Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Health and Physical Education (P/J), Part 2

    The Health and Physical Education (H&PE), Primary/Junior Part 2 Additional Qualification Course extends candidates’ knowledge and skills for designing, delivering, and assessing program. Through Part 2, candidates examine their role within the healthy schools framework by considering the needs of the whole child, increasing knowledge and development of physical and health literacy, and strengthening commitment to lifelong healthy, active living. Successful candidates demonstrate critical thinking and reflecting, engage in classroom practice, explore research, inquire and share their knowledge of planning a Health and H&PE unit of study within the context of a healthy schools framework.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 1 completed
    • Minimum ONE year of certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming required teaching experience
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  • Health and Physical Education (P/J), Part 3 Specialist

    The Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Primary/Junior Specialist Additional Qualification Course extends, reinforces, and refines candidates’ knowledge and skills for designing, delivering, and assessing program. The course focuses specifically on the development of leadership skills and reflects the expectations outlined in the Ministry of Education curriculum policy documents and the OCT Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards

    Through the specialist course, candidates examine the role of the H&PE leader within the healthy schools framework by considering the needs of the whole child, development of physical and health literacy, and commitment to lifelong healthy, active living. Successful candidates demonstrate and share leadership expertise through critical thinking and reflecting, engaging in classroom practice, exploring research, and inquiry to consolidate knowledge of building capacity within a healthy schools community.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 2 completed
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in Health & Physical Education at the Primary or Junior Level

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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  • Honour Specialist (Health and Physical Education)

    The purpose of the Physical and Health Education (H&PE) I/S Honour Specialist Additional Qualification (AQ) Course is to extend candidates’ skills and knowledge for design, delivery, and assessment of H&PE programs. This course focuses on the theory and practice underpinning H&PE through exploration of the underlying philosophy and its application for ensuring a healthy, active living education. As an Honour Specialist course, it also emphasizes the importance of authoritative leadership for supporting and sustaining strong teaching and learning through sound, innovative programming. Theory and discussion of important issues culminate in a practical leadership project to demonstrate the candidate’s foundational learning and understanding of H&PE.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • FOUR-year (20 full courses) academic undergraduate degree, (excluding education courses)
    • NINE full courses (non-education) in the subject of the Honour Specialist (Health and Physical Education) with a minimum B average
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including at least ONE year in Health and Physical Education

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
    • Official transcript(s) sent directly to the Professional Learning Office from the granting institution before course start date
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